"Personal Experiences Better than Book Learning," Illustration to "Punch"

1873
George Du Maurier (English (born in France), 1834–1896)


Dimensions

Block: 12.5 x 10.4 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.) Sheet: 21.9 x 16.4 cm (8 5/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1884

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration to “Punch, Feb. 1, 1873, vol. 64, p. 43; Caption to illustration: “Personal Experience Better than Book Learning / Governess: ‘Well, and so they export wheat and cotton. Now, you’ve seen wheat in the ear but not cotton!’ / Pupil: ‘O, yes, I have! Grand’pa, you know!’”

Inscription

l.l. in block: "DM"

Signed

Signed

Provenance

Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund